A short but strong collection of ambient in its sincerest form by Henkka Kyllönen aka Tainnos. https://soundcloud.com/tainnos http://entity.be/entity Topics: Tainnos, Versoa, Ambient, Drone, Scapes, Finland
Hailing from Tashkent/Uzbekistan is Orgatanatos, a duo of electronic wizards (Nikita Iksanov and Ilya Lyubkin) who offer a marvellous album that got perfected over the 4 years it has been in the making. Successfully combining ambient, glitch and idm forms, the tracklist on "Chrome Reflections" should have you properly mesmerized. Using soothing tones and harmonics, a hint of atypical idm rhythms and lush abstract sound design ventures, this album does bring a new perspective to... Topics: ambient, glitch, idm
[NTT078] 6SISS - In Pallid Nights Originating from within the Belgian borders, the name 6SISS - an alias taken on by Peter Adriaenssens - is rapidly making its way to a more international audience... and rightfully so. Having witnessed several of his live performances I think it's safe to say that 6SISS' music envelops a wide array of influences, ranging from intricate IDM, dub, techno and downtempo work to ominous and spacious sound scapes... but it's the consequent focus on handcrafted sounds... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: dark, deep, cold, alaska, belgium, idm, ambient, dub, 6SISS
Dethrone Yourself is Fredrik Nilsson aka METEK's debut EP on Entity. In a single, 28 minutes long track, he explores those areas where the mind does not usually dare to tread. A journey into ego-dissolution and disquieting places. Losing yourself to discover who or what you are.http://entity.be/entity Topics: ambient, noise, drone, field recordings
¬[d] aka Darien Brito is an electroacoustic composer and audio/visual artist based in The Hague, Netherlands. From the very start of this EP, it's obvious that Darien masters and executes a unique sonic vision to excellent detail. Balancing personal expression with more universal soundscapes and peculiar hand-crafted noises, "Array of Detritus" is an honest, beautiful, dark and compelling place to reside. On top of that, it got a sublime mastering treatment at Subvert Central... Topic: abstract, electroacoustic, glitch, sounddesign
Hailing from Poland, mister Marian Marianski brings us his version of a "Gravitational Lens", a deep-scope reflection on galaxy clusters far beyond our current reach. Sonically dense and meticulously controlled, spacious atmospheres interweave with sharp glitches and sub-ranged feedback echoes. A subtle yet wide spectrum of sonic entities is revealed. A welcome addition to the family. http://www.entity.be Topic: deep, space, lens, abstract, drones, abstractions, glitch, ambient, dark ambient, sound design
Revelation describes a journey into the great Void, peering into the deepest corners of mind, while non-simultaneously gazing at the breathtaking scenery that our reality is fabricated of. A collective vision of ambient space drones. The Void talking back to us. Made possible with the kind help from the following artists: 833-45, Casual Coincidence, Erratic, Gustaf Hildebrand, Idle Sunder, Ionosphere, Land:Fire, Pavonine. http://www.entity.be Topics: ambient, space, dark, void, drone, entity
Former Angstprod Netlabel curator Alexandre Casademunt dives into harsh sonic explosions with his latest LNNDL ep. Quite possibly one of the only fitting soundtracks to today's supposed "end of the world", Thunder Ohm intends to submerge the listener in a forceful current of spacial bleeps and turbulent noise. http://entity.be https://soundcloud.com/lnndl Topic: lnndl, Les Neiges Noires De Laponie, harsh, sonic, interstellar, noise, abstract, sound scapes
"Interference" is an exploratory descent into the darker, more mysterious corners of the mind by means of processed instrumentals, field recordings and synthetically generated ambience. Like a puzzle, it incorporates fragments of recordings, such as the magnificent cello/flute improvisation by Ilia Saveliev and Bogdan Dullsky, Idle Sunder's "fieldscape" experiments, Cisfinitum's marvelous drones with enchanting vocals by Anzhel Hutopia, and more, *much* more! Mixed together...
diFfuSed beats is a duo comprised of Ish Shehrawat (Delhi) and Konrad Bayer (Munich). They engage with sound as a philosophical and social reverberant and not just as an aesthetic object. Sound is the main element in their works and they use it with an expressionist angle to reflect on the times we live in. diFfuSed beats draw an acoustic portrait of the imagined by means of contemporary electro-acoustic music (field recordings, sampling, sequencing, cut-up etc.). The works are composed out of...
Tim Ballista (curator of the Abstract Reflexions netlabel) and Nick Nenov (known especially for his (audio-)visual gems, such as NTT063) collaborated on "Inherent Split" - a dark looming ambient ep that has its basis in SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope) imagery of blood cells. Using an array of spectral transformation techniques, curious sound textures emerged, offering a unique perspective into the biological realm. http://www.entity.be http://www.abstraktreflections.net...
It's been too long since we've heard anything that could remotely resemble "Shibashi Todomen" (2004). Suffice it to say that Belgium-based Gommaar Delneste has not too often engaged in similar sonic activities in recent years. However, as one might imagine, plenty of unheard jewels were still left afloat on his HDD. The idea of an "Archive" release seemed a more than appropriate manner for him to close a chapter, undoubtedly making way for what's yet to come.... ( 1 reviews )
Back in Japan, and this time we meet with programmer / sounddesigner Hideki Masatani aka Hazcauch! His Fitzhugh ep features 4 tracks that wage a battle between heavy electronic percussion, lush ambient scapes and raw, destructive glitch effects. http://flavors.me/hazcauch http://www.entity.be/entity ( 2 reviews ) Topic: glitch, heavy, electronic, percussion, ambient, atmospheric, experimental, destructive
Vortex Engine is a set of 10 works of complex post-IDM that explores musical extremes: sparse/dense, random/ordered, dissonant/consonant, melodic/noise-driven, chaotic/grooved, ridiculous/sublime. The sensibility of post-Webernian Euro avant garde (Stockhausen, Xenakis, Boulez, et al) enfolded into the world of electronica. Vortex Engine is not easy-listening music. It is challenging, boundary-pushing, even at times disturbing. But rachMiel is a performer and never loses sight of his goal to... Topics: rachMiel, Vortex Engine, grooved, electronica, sound design, dsp, Reaktor, abstract, ambient, dark,...
For the 64th release, we'd like to present Takamitsu Endo's RYUKAU project. "Selected Rooms" is an aural treat that breaks into the extremes of noisy and glitchy sound art, one of those things the Japanese seem to have a knack for. After all these years a release like this is long overdue on Entity. Play it loud and brace yourself!! Huge thanks to Nick Nenov for providing another stunning piece of cover art. Topic: ryukau, noise, glitch, ambient, scapes, extreme, experimental, japan
Nick Nenov is responsible for this shortest, yet arguably most dense release in the history of Entity. With Cosc, he proves a lot of positive things that you COULD experience by clicking on the Youtube link. However I would urge you to NOT ruin it in advance, and download the high quality version so you can sit back and dive in with style. An audiovisual masterpiece that pushes the borders of synchronized high definition organic visualisations. http://www.entity.be... ( 1 reviews ) Topic: organic, bass, audiovisual, synchronized, experimental, dubstep, visual, visuals
Not only do I owe mister Jonathan Dean (aka NTT048's Otets Dekan) my sincerest apologies for making him wait over a year to finally put his deliciously organic sounding ep out to the public... I also need to thank him for letting me throw in a more recent bonus track for good measure. Floating Eye Syndrome is easily his most remarkable work to date and something that should easily please your ears for hours on end. http://www.entity.be Topic: organic, idm, electronic, experimental, foul, shape
Takeshi Nakamura is back with a new ep called "Music For 14 Years Old", and the result is quite an unexpected one, portraying a mix of cold electronic glitch as well as warmer influences that add a more accessible quality to his style. Takeshi also injected some acoustic percussion and granulized voices into his reknown mix of finely processed bleep tones and other such noises, making all of this add up to a charmingly entrancing ep that will most likely have you returning to it.... Topic: glitch, experimental, electronic, tones, noise, percussion
A very finetuned atmospheric minimal glitch collaboration by Ukrainian artists .at/on and v4w.enko. This release also includes a number of audio visuals by v4w.enko and aiuto, which puts the music in the context of smooth colorful glitch designs, combining hardware sound with max/msp signal processing. The result is a strangely effective, stunning collection of warm experimental glitch ambient that incites with minimum effort. ( 1 reviews ) Topic: glitch, experimental, ambient, warm, minimal, soundscapes, sound design, visual, visuals,...
Herd is Jason Thomson, who's located in Corby, England. With his Tangents, his ongoing abstract ambient/space series, he has been featured on a diversity of radio shows such as Rob Booth's Electronic Explorations, Mary Anne Hobbs Experimental (BBC Radio1) and more recently, DiversityFM's MUSICBOX. The first 19 tracks in Jason's series got released on the PostUnder netlabel's sublabel, FSOR. You'll want those once you hear these. Tangents artwork by Nick Nenov vs Jan Robbe.... Topics: space, spacious, abstract, sounddesign, dark, ambient, found sound
PlanetZoo - the braindeadchild of arguably mentally deranged composers Samuel Glazer (Zoogoo) and Anthony Colas (Planet Aldol) - was not so long ago destined to release on Entity and (thankfully) have yet again put everything aside to work on the continuation of what is already becoming a compendium of hyperrealistic yet surreal and psychedelic auditory sceneries. This new incarnation brings a horrific tale of dark, virtual entities, bearing a story that will keep you puzzled as you relive each... Topics: abstract, sound design, dark ambient, glitch, electro-acoustic, found sound
Antanas Jasenka is a longtime composer in the field of experimental electronica. After his Sonic Machine (NTT036), which got released on Entity 3 years ago, he has now put a new work at your disposal. The evolution in both sound and atmosphere is blatantly obvious, and i think it's fair to say that Antanas has really outdone himself this time. "Metal Alloy" consists of 5 expansive tracks, each featuring exquisite sound design, while exhibiting a high degree of control and emotional... Topics: abstract, sound design, ambient, sub, bass, deep, glitch, electro-acoustic
The third chapter in the Psygnosis series is bound to draw you in its glorious, surreal journey from start to finish. Bogdan Dullsky, who has worked with Idle Sunder on the whole Psygnosis trilogy has sent me an email about his views and experiences concerning the collaboration. Look for it on the NTT website. http://www.dullsky.net http://www.entity.be/idlesunder http://www.entity.be Topics: psygnosis, ambient, drone, flute, soundscapes, brainwaves, lucid dream
Hailing from Italy is Fabrizio Greco, aka Scene, who is a sound engineer and composer. Aside from working on his psytrance or multimedia projects, his Scene project is one that delves into ambient soundscaping. For the short ep "Water Message", Scene has subtly implemented brainwave techniques (tuned to Theta frequencies) to add to the serene tones and relaxing drones. A small gem with a lot of immersive potential. //Brainwave details: //Water Message: Binaural freq 5 Hz. (30-25)... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: ambient, drone, brainwaves
Something entirely novel comes from experimental and conceptual artist disastrato. "Tres Textual" is a collection of very diverse origins, being improvised, collected and recorded all over Europe over the past 9 years. The staggering amount of psychological and cultural references in this release truly make it work on a level that you don't normally expect music to work. In fact, "Tres Textual" is built from a unique informative perspective that doesn't take itself too... Topics: found sound, field recordings, experimental, electronic, voice, speech, audio book
In a style somewhat reminiscent of the Acta release (NTT006, that's 2003), Fabrice Planquette (responsible for projects such as fp, elt.act, acta, a.s., ...) brings us one of his soundworks that has its origins in theater. From director Yan Allegret's 60+ minutes play "La Plenitude des Cendres" comes fp's sonic distillation, leaving hints of the performance and an entirety of deep droning guitar noises. Short but powerful and emotionally charged. Topics: deep, drone, guitar, voice, spoken word, performance, theater
Bromsgrove/UK brings us Steven Crompton, who has been producing as Barbarix for a considerable time, encompassing a multitude of electronic styles. The rhythmic tracks on his first (!) ep contain some very subtle dubstep (greatly soothing underlying bass) and idm influences, while the more abstract scenes (such as the title track) present a dark world of supernatural impressions. All wrapped up with an ear for production and attention to detail. A solid, filmic, impactful ep from someone who's... Topics: idm, dub, abstract, atmospheric, glitch, angelic choir
Tetroid 2012 is a videogame and electronic music compilation, intended to promote "experimental" electronic music, by means of an addictive catalyst. The game was programmed by Carsten Waechter (aka Toxie from the Apocalypse Inc demogroup). http://www.ainc.de Each level in the game features music and sound effects by artists that may or may not have appeared in the Entity netlabel catalog. The general art direction was orchestrated by Jan Robbe (aka Erratic/Atomhead, Entity netlabel).... ( 1 reviews )
Samuel Glaser (Zoogoo), who's based in Florida, and Anthony Colas (Planet Aldol) from France have been putting their energy in an intense journey through organic spectra, while still encompassing a wide range of emotions. Tapping into the subconscious by exposing the listener to a constantly morphing world of living organisms is something PlanetZoo has gotten especially good at. The sparse instrumental passages contribute greatly to this album in a sense that they put a more emotional image to... ( 4 reviews ) Topics: organic, dsp, abstract, field recordings, chaos, instrumental
The anachronic thought-wilderness that descends from Jonathan Dean's imagination has taken on a polymorphic form of its own and was found disguising itself in what had to become the newest Entity release. Let Otets Dekan's techno-organic automata clutch you with their slimey amorphous tentacles, drag you into their vomiting pits of acid and perform their insectile indoctrination ritual. I assure you that you won't regret it ;) Topics: organic, dsp, tentacles, abstract, electronic
David Deschuyteneer (aka Ronny Ragtroll/Affective Disorder), a good friend and an exceptionally talented artist, excels in many forms of both graphical and sonic art. With his "Greatest Clubhits From Beyond" he crawls back into the skin of Ronny Ragtroll, as he did a long time ago for his previous Entity release "Smart Disable For All". Rising from beyond space-time borders into a universe of chill, David might as well be rightfully marked as the inventor of space disco hop.... Topics: triphop, disco, space, weed, chill, experimental
Takeshi Nakamura, who's been making quite the name for himself on various netlabels (Zymogen, Digital Biotope, Play-Code, ...), can certainly be relied upon should you be looking for avant-garde sonic investigations. "Strange Animals" is made of curious harmonics that were meticulously assembled through what i would guess are alien Max/msp or Reaktor patches. The tracks' structures are at first hard to identify as most of the rhythms are quite unorthodox, until (in some cases) a more... Topics: glitch, experimental, avant-garde, digital, reaktor, maxmsp, clicks, cuts
Having worked closely with Bogdan Dullsky (Quest.Room.Project - see NTT043) on this 1st album of the Psygnosis trilogy, Idle Sunder has transcended the space drone boundaries they were once confined to, to visit a universe of remarkably visual minimal rhythms and manipulated instruments/recordings. All of the tracks contain a great diversity in both sound and style, while retaining a quite conceptual atmosphere which holds ground in between existential and psychological ideas that are sure to... Topics: drone, minimal, experimental, glitch, electro-acoustic
After her first effort for Entity in 2004 ([NTT009] Elín - Impressions), Elín Anna Steinarsdóttir is very welcome to return with some of her newer material. In these 9 tracks we get to experience a concrete, dynamic environment that could've easily originated in some of Iceland's dense forests or parks. Apparently, a dark fairytale unfolded at the time of recording, and there must've been loads of those because "Undertones" covers the whole synaesthetic approach by enabling a... Topic: concrete, organic
Bogdan Dullsky (QRP) explores with "Room Number" in great depth the borders of abstraction and absurdity. He renders a world consisting of the strangest harmonics, dancing around a variety of instruments (such as flute and bass guitar) which he plays very proficiently. Skillfully designed sounds are excessively displayed and the sheer number of them alone will never leave you bored. Count in the extraordinary artwork from Russian visual artist "Barandash" and you know you're... ( 4 reviews ) Topic: abstract, sound design, flute, bass guitar, experimental
Germany's Siegmar Fricke has been active in the electronic scene since the 80's. Along the road he has been responsible for projects such as Efficient Refineries (together with Miguel A. Ruiz) and several collaborations with Italian sound artists Maurizio Bianchi and Giancarlo Toniutti. His latest work, "Neuromecanismo", contains hypnotising and microscopic operations which could metaphorically describe the subtle intricacies of organic/biological activity on a cellular level. Not... Topic: modulation, minimal, drone, ambient
When Idle Sunder's full length Aether I sequel engages, boundaries of physical reality are metamorphically translated into a sound that goes beyond words. The sources used in this work are again plucked from space observatory archives, bringing with them a mindstretching stream of rich sonic character and dream-eliciting immersive potential. Be ready when the void breaks open and the blinding light reaches out to your "inner sanctum". Aether II is a very visual album which progresses... Topic: space, drone, aether
ETO (which stands for Experimental Tea Orchestra) is an ensemble originating from Izhevsk, Russia. Using a myriad of Asian/ethnic sounding instruments, and subtly influencing the resulting entrancing soundscapes through the use of some more modern technology, they manage to breathe interesting new life into a musical genre that had arguably been executed to death. None of what you might have heard however captures the essence quite like ETO. From the engaging "Sufik Sky" through the...
The xE Phalanx collective mind project strikes again. This time around, the combined forces of 9 iridescent minds have conceived 40 minutes of unique melodic, emotionally charged textures, cunningly derived from a vast range of self-recorded instruments. As usual, the parts flow seamlessly into eachother, co-creating a fascinating electro-acoustic experience through an awe-inspiring spectrum of curious emotions. Featuring: 00:00 Tirriddiliu (Italy) http://tirriddiliu.net 01:36 Erratic (Belgium)... ( 1 reviews ) Topic: collective, electro-acoustic, xE Phalanx
Feb 19, 2006byDotkràz, Idle Sunder, Casual Coincidence
"Rust" uses mystified drones, scattered field recordings and some more synthetic methods to travel a fine line in between drama and resolution. The result targets your innermost feelings and generally sets out to invoke an enfolding path of personal liberation. Many thanks to all Dotkràz, Idle Sunder and Casual Coincidence members for delivering the goods. ( 2 reviews )
Antanas Jasenka is a Lithuanian composer and sound artist who has been active in a plethora of musical purposes for over 20 years. "Sonic Machine" is a work that expands his sonic research concerning the Man and the Machine. Antanas evokes a whole variety of different emotions through constant structural changes in sound and composition. In this context he does not shy away from infusing his music with ambient, abstract, rhythmic, glitch and at times even powerful noise influences.... ( 2 reviews )
It's not the first time that Entity virtually dwells in the depths of Russia, and with good reason (CD-R, Cisfinitum, anyone?)! This Metro_NM release for instance, of which the first track was originally released on the Top-40.org netlabel, reminds us of the surreal scopes and depth that is seemingly prevalent in their experimental musical subculture. Ingeniously switching between rhythmic, ambient, vocal and abstract passages, the title track is a sublime journey into Vladimir's almost poetic... Topics: Electroacoustic, Dreambient, Abstract
From Barcelona comes Eduard Catafal Abril's project Autopsy Protocol, which was previously featured on the Lostfrog netlabel. In Umami he mixes violent extremes with a healthy dose of humor. Elements of headsplicing industrial and hardcore are entangled in original b-movie and local village song samples. The combination is very entertaining and shows a lot of compositional skill. Fans of Kurosawa/Miike style flicks should feel right at home in this ambiguous environment. The included videoclip... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Hardcore, Breakcore, Industrial
Most welcome to the NTT catalogue is Bristol/UK's Binray, who delivers an intense melting pot of high standard electronic constructions. The tracks in "Cederoth Bloodstopper" blur the lines between sonic Lorenz attractors and freestyle alien beatings. Its sound flows so naturally that it could only have come from Binray's self-invented sequencing methods, which appearantly offer an incredible degree of control. Not staking out in the chaotic beatfuckery area, some of the other, less... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Broken Beats, Experimental, Abstract, Braindance
Since Nico indefinitely left Entity and music production altogether, a re-emergence of his music, containing released and unreleased tracks with various remixes, might as well serve as a tribute release for this Entity co-founder. There's no question about the complexity in the ep: every nanosecond of sound was surgically put into place in order to maximize the impact of a dazzling rhythmic spectacle. "Polymorphism" shows how inventive structures, raw power and/or subtlety,... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Organic, Science Fiction, Broken Beats, Digital
In Aether I, the Idle Sunder group sets out to disassemble the physical reality that we all reside in. They meticulously melt together the raw sonic textures of energetic information that determines our universe with a mystical sense of humanity, as to translate to us petty humans the holistic greatness of existence. The album also contains the first Entity micro-release "Folding Light" (albeit in slightly different form), which perfectly fits into their universal picture. As the... Topics: Sound Collage, Dark Ambient, Abstract
Enigmatic, very emotional drone album from Cisfinitum, who finishes in this way his surreal "0 vs 0", "Landschaft" and "Malgyl" trilogy. Awesome, heartily recommended work. http://cisfinitum.coldlands.ru http://www.musicamaximamagnetica.com/catalogo/eee43.html Topics: Drone, Dark Ambient